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Parks, Peace, and Partnership: Global Initiatives in Transboundary Conservation


Edited by Michael S. Quinn, Len Broberg, and Wayne Freimund

$39.95 CAD / $45.95 USD

400 pages pages, 22 illustrations

6 x 9 inches

978-1-55238-642-2 (Paperback)

978-1-55238-644-6 (Institutional PDF)

978-1-55238-645-3 (ePub)

December 2012

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About the Book

Today, over 3,000 protected areas around the world contribute to the protection of biodiversity, peaceful relations between neighbouring countries, and the well-being of people living in and around the protected environs. Historical and geo-political constraints are disappearing in a new spirit of collaboration to address common issues confronting ecosystems, species, and communities. Managing across boundaries is seen as the only way to ensure the long-term viability of ecological systems and sustainable communities.

Current international thinking in this area is reflected in this collection of essays by park managers, biologists, scholars, scientists, and researchers. From Waterton-Glacier International Park to the European Alps, and Lake Titicaca in Peru and Bolivia, the essays provide illustrative examples of the challenges and new solutions that are emerging around the world.

Michael S. Quinn is the Director and Talisman Energy Chair of Environmental Sustainability at the Institute for Environmental Sustainability, Mount Royal University.

Len Broberg is the Director of the Environmental Studies Program at the University of Montana.

Wayne Freimund is the Director of the Wilderness Institute and a Professor in the College of Forestry and Conservation at the University of Montana.

With Contributions By: David A. Mihalic, Peter Jacobs, Gillian Anderson, Betty Weiler, Jennifer Laing, Susan A. Moore, Angeles Mendoza Sammet, Michael S. Quinn, J. Todd Walters, David Mabunda, Freek Venter, Danie Pienaar, Piet Theron, Michael L. Schoon, Goetz Scherholz, Rolf D. Baldus, Bartolomeu Soto, Kevan Zunckel, Len Broberg, Wayne Friemund, Robert Fincham, Theresa Sowry, Kent L. Biringer, K.C. Cariappa, Hall Healy, Animesh Sarkar, Milindo Chakrabarti, Charles C. Chester, Belinda Sifford, Lynda H. Schneekloth, Kerry Mitchell, Patrick Robson, and Robert G. Shibley